High-tech whiteboards password protected

If you want the data, you'll just have to write it down

Panasonic's newest product might not be one to set the pulse racing, but it's certainly an unusual take on a familiar theme.

The company's new range of whiteboards incorporates technology that not only allows anything written on them to be transferred to a PC via a USB connection, but which also comes with password protection.

Write it down

If that sounds a little odd, what it means is that nothing leaves the confines of the board without the password. Not having it restricts users to the old-fashioned techniques of looking at the board and writing things down.

Starting at ¥182,700 (£1,383), the new boards aren't cheap, but we can see them proving popular among particularly paranoid companies and government agencies perhaps.